Burton, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Burton St Nicholas is an ancient parish and includes Puddington and Neston. Sometimes referred to as Burton (near Neston)

BURTON, a township and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The township lies on the estuary of the Dee, 3¾ miles WSW of Sutton r. station, and 8 NW by W of Chester; and had formerly a market. Acres, 2,138; of which 280 are water. Real property, £2,178. Pop., 265. Houses, 50. The parish includes also the township of Puddington; and its Post Town is Neston, under Chester. Acres, 3,497. Real property, £4,235. Pop., 425. Houses, 77. The property is divided between two. Burton Hall is the seat of W. W. Congreve, Esq. Coal is worked in a mine running far beneath the estuary of the Dee. An hospital was founded at Denwall by Bishop Savensby, and given to the church of St. John in Lichfield. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £54. Patron, W. W. Congreve, Esq. The church is tolerable. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and an endowed school, the latter with £35 a year. Bishop T. Wilson was a native.( John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1872)


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration Districts
  •  Wirral (1837–1974)
  •  Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
  •  Cheshire West (post 1998) 

Church Records

Burton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Burton Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1538-1909
FS BT'S 1599-1900   NONE
Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1538-1885, marriages, 1538-1950, burials, 1538-1813. BRITISH 2147304 Items 6 - 12
Marriages, July 1950-1966. Banns of marriages, 1844-1946. Burials, 1813-1993. BRITISH 2147305 Items 1 - 4
Baptisms, 1885-1969. BRITISH 924697 Item 4

Burton, St. Nicholas (C of E). An ancient parish church serving the townships of Burton and Puddington. Registers of Baptisms 1538–1969, Marriages 1538–1997 and burials 1538–1993 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office,

Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: P54/1/1-3, P54/2/1, P54/3/1-2, P54/5043/1-2, P54/4, P54/5, P54/5744/1.    

Notes on the parish of Burton in Wirral
Authors Beazley, F. C. (Frank Charles), b. 1856 (Main Author)Notes Includes index Addenda includes some entries of births, marriages, burials extracted from the registers of Neston, and Shotwick in Cheshire  England. Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Bishop's Transcripts for parish of Burton Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 40

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1599-1605, 1607-1610, 1613-1614, 1617-1619, 1621-1625, 1628, 1630, 1632, 1634, 1636, 1642, 1658-1660, 1666, 1669-1676, 1679-1685, 1690, 1695, 1722-1725, 1763-1764, 1779-1796, 1798, 1800-1818, 1820, 1823, 1828, 1830, 1833. Baptisms, 1827, 1851, 1854. Marriages, 1825, 1827. Burials, 1825, 1829, 1831, 1893-1895. Baptisms, burials, 1822-1824, 1826, 1833, 1855-1892, 1896-1900. BRITISH 1655426 Item 2


The parish has been transcribed and online entries can be found at Cheshire Parish Register project

Non-Conformist Churches

Church records of Puddington Hall Catholic Chapel, 1783-1892
Authors Catholic Church. Puddington Hall Chapel (Puddington, Cheshire) 

Notes Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 6/5072/1-3.Mostly Latin.Puddington is a village and a township in Burton parish.

Baptisms and marriages, 1783-1858 (in Latin). Baptisms, 1859-1892. Marriages, 1880-1883. FHL BRITISH Film 2197775 Items 9 - 11

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241237.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

Maps and Gazetteers

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